Recommend a good keyboard skin

Woodcrest64

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I just bought the Moshi Keyboard skin but because the skin is also made for the regular macbooks it has a wider lip that over hangs the indent around the keyboard. It doesn't fit as nicely as it does on my wife's 17 macbook pro.

I'm just wondering if there is one out there with a smaller lip around the edge so it fits tighter than the keyboard skin from Moshi.
 

stevelam

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i would most definitely not put a keyboard skin on the rmbp. not only does apple not recommend it, but the amount of heat that needs to escape through the keyboard is insane.
 

BlazednSleepy

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i would most definitely not put a keyboard skin on the rmbp. not only does apple not recommend it, but the amount of heat that needs to escape through the keyboard is insane.
If this was true then there would be plenty of overheating threads from people. This topic has been discussed numerous time and it has been proven that a keyboard cover does nothing to prevent the macbook pro from properly cooling itself.
 

stevelam

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If this was true then there would be plenty of overheating threads from people. This topic has been discussed numerous time and it has been proven that a keyboard cover does nothing to prevent the macbook pro from properly cooling itself.
oh really? please show me this proof that its completely safe to put on the RMBP.

the RMBP is the ONLY macbook i've ever used that actually gets too hot to type on if you're running something intensive. this has never happened with any previous macbook i've owned.
 

DOUGHNUT

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I second this. Its almost like moshi, but it is much cheaper and fits the keyboard like a glove and just as thin.

Bought one for my rMBP and very happy with it. If you're getting a keyboard cover, don't get a silicone based cover. They are much thicker, feels mushier and gets greasy much easier than TPU covers.
 

iAppl3Fan

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I bought this one:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008454IWY/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

I think it's the same as the other amazon one but a couple bucks less. It fits perfect and I don't notice any difference in heat. It's very thin but I would prefer if it were a little more clear (a little cloudy). For $5 bucks, it's a great buy.
How is the condition of the keyboard skin holding up for you? I was thinking of picking up that one as well. The one's I've use gets really cloudly looking after usage and not like when it was new initially.
 

Woodcrest64

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How is the condition of the keyboard skin holding up for you? I was thinking of picking up that one as well. The one's I've use gets really cloudly looking after usage and not like when it was new initially.
I ordered the topcase one a few days ago. I got the Moshi one but its okay...
I find it overhangs the indent groove around the keyboard which causes the cover to not sit flush against the keys. This can cause the cover to ride up with your finger as you type. It doesn't happen all the time but it is annoying.

I will let you know what I think of the other one.
 

iAppl3Fan

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I ordered the topcase one a few days ago. I got the Moshi one but its okay...
I find it overhangs the indent groove around the keyboard which causes the cover to not sit flush against the keys. This can cause the cover to ride up with your finger as you type. It doesn't happen all the time but it is annoying.

I will let you know what I think of the other one.
Wonderful, I can't wait. I have a clear silicon one and it gets cloudly and puts prints on the LCD. I've tried a black printed silicon one with the key printed and that looks nicer, no cloud but it covers the backlit and imprint on the screen. All is left to try are the TPU material.
 

xAgustinx

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I bought a black printed silicon with the key printed, but I don't recommend it if you want to use the backlit.
 

BC-2

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How is the condition of the keyboard skin holding up for you? I was thinking of picking up that one as well. The one's I've use gets really cloudly looking after usage and not like when it was new initially.
It's holding up perfectly so far with no signs of wear at all. My only complaint is that it could be more clear but it's not a huge deal. I like that it does not touch the display when closed (no residue on the screen) and it fits perfectly and does not accidentally get pushed off the keyboard very easily. The keyboard back lighting is reduced a little but also not a big deal to me. I highly recommend it (especially for $5 dollars).
 

BC-2

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I ordered the topcase one a few days ago. I got the Moshi one but its okay...
I find it overhangs the indent groove around the keyboard which causes the cover to not sit flush against the keys. This can cause the cover to ride up with your finger as you type. It doesn't happen all the time but it is annoying.

I will let you know what I think of the other one.
My Top Case sits in the keyboard indent so it sits flush with the keys. I also have not had any issues with the cover riding up on my fingers either. I think you'll like it more than the Moshi.
 

Woodcrest64

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Wonderful, I can't wait. I have a clear silicon one and it gets cloudly and puts prints on the LCD. I've tried a black printed silicon one with the key printed and that looks nicer, no cloud but it covers the backlit and imprint on the screen. All is left to try are the TPU material.
So I just got it today and I can honestly say its a lot better than the moshi one in my opinion. The topcase fits in the grove around the edge of the keyboard where the moshi one does not. Typing is a lot smoother and doesn't feel as gummy like it did with the moshi cover when you press down on the keys.

My only gripe with it and I'm being picky on this, is the texture makes the keys a little more hazy looking compared to the moshi one.

Overall though I'm happy with it!
 

iAppl3Fan

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So I just got it today and I can honestly say its a lot better than the moshi one in my opinion. The topcase fits in the grove around the edge of the keyboard where the moshi one does not. Typing is a lot smoother and doesn't feel as gummy like it did with the moshi cover when you press down on the keys.

My only gripe with it and I'm being picky on this, is the texture makes the keys a little more hazy looking compared to the moshi one.

Overall though I'm happy with it!
Thanks for your input. I will check out the top case.
 

GGJstudios

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i would most definitely not put a keyboard skin on the rmbp. not only does apple not recommend it, but the amount of heat that needs to escape through the keyboard is insane.
oh really? please show me this proof that its completely safe to put on the RMBP.
Heat radiates in all directions and dissipates through the aluminum body. While clamshell mode or using a keyboard covering slightly inhibits dissipation, it's not enough to cause problems or raise temps more than a few degrees, since the primary cooling is through the vents.

There has never been any air intake or exhaust vents through the keyboard on any Mac notebook. For all Mac notebooks except the MBP-Retina, both intake and exhaust has always been through the vents in the rear near the hinge. The new MBP-Retina has intake vents along the sides at the bottom and exhaust through the rear vents, near the hinge.
Learn about the fans in your Mac
Mac computers have air vents that allow heated air to exit. The vents are in the back of the computer on the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro computers.
This arrangement allows for venting with the lid open or closed (for operating in clamshell mode). There is a solid panel under the keyboard, preventing any meaningful airflow.
 
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Engali

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Another vote for Top Case's TPU keyboard skin. It's uber thin and stays in p,ace well...comes with a cheapy mousepad that was a nice gesture.